workshop announcement Understanding the societal context: What people with impairments are up against

Understanding the Societal Context: What People with Impairments Are Up Against

Sponsored by the Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement


Tuesday April 12, 2011

9:00a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Bethel Christian Reformed Church

117 Windsor Drive

Brockville, Ontario


Workshop description: this workshop invites participants to explore the wounding experiences with which many people with physical & intellectual impairments live, as a result of being devalued by society. The goal of addressing such devaluation, by helping devalued people to attain valued social roles, will be described. Participants will learn about the universal aspects of social devaluation and the importance of personal identification with the people they serve. The workshop includes lecture, lots of stories and examples, audience discussion and questions, as well as questions for participants to reflect on. This workshop is based on the work of Dr. Wolfensberger of Syracuse University, who developed the Social Role Valorization, a coherent set of ideas for addressing devaluation.

About the presenter: Jo Massarelli directs the SRV Implementation Project (SRVIP), a human service training & consultation project based in Worcester, MA. The mission of the SRVIP is to address devaluation in all its forms & to promote the works of Dr. W. Wolfensberger. This mission includes training human service workers and other interested parties, conducting evaluation of human service program, and working to create positive change for individual devalued people and their families.

Format: This workshop is taught in lecture format, with extensive use of overheads and slides. Time is built in for audience discussion and questions.

Cost: $100.00 which includes lunch, handouts and refreshments

Please send the form and cheque to: Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement, 2495 Parkedale Ave., Unit #4 Brockville ON K6V 3H2

For more information: Please contact Amanda Fenlong (613) 345-4092 or email:

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